Getting there: British Airways, Monarch, Condor, BWIA, LIAT and Caribbean Star fly to Crown Point International Airport in Tobago. From Port-of-Spain, Trinidad's capital, a five- to six-hour ferry ride to Tobago also is available. Tickets cost $8, $10 for a lounging chair or $27 for a cabin. From Trinidad's Piarco International Airport, a ticket aboard Tobago Express airline to Tobago costs $33.
Accommodations: Mount Irvine Bay Hotel (expensive). Phone (868) 639-8871
Kariwak Village Hotel (moderate). Phone (868) 639-8442
Arthur's By the Sea (budget). Phone 639-0196
Things to do: Rain forest tours and hikes, as well as snorkeling and scuba diving at reefs around the island, are available. Stop by the tourism information center at the airport for more information. Cars or bicycles can be rented near the airport, and buses run around the island.